Taiwan, Nepal institutions sign post-disaster treatment MOU

A Taiwanese medical group signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Thursday with a hospital and non-governmental group in Nepal on working together to enhance post-disaster treatment in the Himalayan country.

The MOU was signed by the Taipei-based Taiwan Health Corps, the Manmohan Memorial Medical College & Teaching Hospital and the Joy Foundation in Nepal.

Under its terms, Taiwanese doctors will help improve treatment and health care at the Nepali hospital, especially for those injured in natural disasters.

Under the MOU, the cooperative program will last five years.

This agreement represents a milestone in cooperation on the provision of humanitarian assistance between Taiwan and Nepal, said Taiwan’s representative to India James Tien (田中光), who was in Nepal to witness the signing.

Taiwan does not have a representative office in Nepal.

The MOU came about after Taiwanese medical teams flew to Nepal to assist in relief work following major earthquakes in the country in April and May 2015.

The Nepali hospital was impressed by the hard work and dedication of Taiwanese medical personnel and expressed an interest in further bilateral cooperation.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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